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GAGE The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees filed with the American Arbitration Association to hold an election on unionization for graduate student teachers and research assistants this fall.

GAGE Files to Hold Graduate Worker Unionization Election

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees announced its intention to file for an election with the American Arbitration Association on Oct. 8, beginning the process to hold a union election for graduate student teachers and research assistants this fall. The election will ask eligible graduate students to vote by secret[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CHRISTINEFAIR.NET Professor Christine Fair has come under fire for a Saturday tweet.

Professor’s Tweets Prompt Tepid University Response

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia condemned the use of “violent imagery” Tuesday after professor Christine Fair was criticized for a Saturday tweet that called for violence against Republican senators. The tweet has come under fire from alumni, students and conservative-leaning media. DeGioia said the university would follow established procedures[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANC2e Matias Burdman (COL ’21) and Anna Landre (SFS ’21) are running for two empty and unopposed seats to represent districts 08 and 04 in the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E. If they win, each will serve a two-year term.

Two Georgetown Sophomores Running for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission

Sana Rahman Matias Burdman (COL ’21) and Anna Landre (SFS ’21) are running unopposed for two seats on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E in the upcoming election Nov. 6. Burdman and Landre, who are expected to win, would serve as representatives for Georgetown University as commissioners for single-member districts 08[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture Dwandalyn Reece, Georgetown University Distinguished Artist in Residence and Kennedy Center Artistic Director of Jazz Jason Moran, and Associate Professor of the History Department Maurice Jackson discussed the state of jazz in Washington, D.C.

DC Jazz Threatened by Gentrification, Says Kennedy Center Artistic Director of Jazz Jason Moran

Gentrification threatens Washington, D.C. jazz and art, jazz musician and composer Jason Moran said at an event Tuesday in Copley Lounge. Moran, a distinguished artist-in-residence at Georgetown University and the Kennedy Center musical advisor and artistic director of jazz, has composed soundtracks for six films including the 2014 movie “Selma.”[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
University Discourages Students From Social Greek Organizations

University Discourages Students From Social Greek Organizations

The university reiterated its disapproval of social Greek organizations Sept. 16 in a campus-wide email, which discouraged students from joining such organizations because of the organizations’ common association with high-risk behavior such as alcohol abuse. Greek organizations are inconsistent with the university’s Jesuit values, namely inclusion and respect for the[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
AARON WEINMANN/THE HOYA Robert Bennett (CAS ’61, LAW ’64), Karen Tumulty, John Carr, Dawn Eden Goldstein and Kevin Byrnes react to sexual abuse in the church.

Church Must Reform Internal Hierarchy, Panelists Say

Catholic clergy cannot be trusted to initiate meaningful reforms combatting widespread clerical abuse, leaving the responsibility to lay people, former federal prosecutor and original member of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People Robert Bennett (CAS ’61, LAW ’64) said at an event in Gaston[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CONNOR THOMAS FOR THE HOYA Student groups participated in a walkout Monday in Red Square in support of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who both came forward with accusations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Students Participate in Walkout to Support Blasey Ford

Nearly 50 people gathered in Red Square to demonstrate their support for Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, two women who made allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as part of a nationwide protest at 1 p.m. Monday. Over 19,000 Facebook users said they were “going”[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
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Over 1,300 Individuals have signed a Student Authored petition, requesting the university to rescind the degrees of Cardinals Wuerl and McCarrick.

Student-Led Petition Gains Traction

A petition urging Georgetown University to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl for their roles in widespread reported sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church has been signed by 1,376 individuals. McCarrick has been under fire since June, when allegations of sexual misconduct against men and[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
H*yas For Choice, a student group that advocates for reproductive rights, announced that it will begin providing Plan-B to students.

H*yas for Choice Will Provide Free Plan B for Students

Pro-abortion rights student group H*yas for Choice began offering free emergency contraception to students Monday, the first time such contraceptives will be widely available on Georgetown University grounds. Georgetown does not provide any form of contraceptives on campus, except Student Health Services, which will provide hormonal contraceptives, such as birth[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 6 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Author Criticizes Elitist Institutions for Encouraging Wealth Inequality

Institutionalized economic inequality remains prevalent in society despite increased funding for social improvement, author Anand Giridharadas said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday hosted by the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Giridharadas spoke about his third and latest book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top